9/24/21 – It has taken me days to compose myself and let you know of a true angel alumni that crossed the bridge. Clarence came into the rescue in November 2020 out of a shelter. He was a hot mess for sure – overweight, nails extremely long and curling, old, bad teeth, lumps, skin infections, and hair loss… the first time I went to clip his nails, he tried to bite me. A memory that makes me chuckle.

I named him Clarence after an angel and he lived up to that name for me. Many dogs come into my life and help me along the way. Occasionally one heals you when you didn’t even know you needed it. To say I love Clarence is an understatement. I am gutted with grief with the unexpected loss. Clarence was a senior and I only had him ten months in my life. I would do it again in a heartbeat. The incredible loss and pain just makes me realize how blessed I was to have him regardless of the time. If this touches you, then perhaps consider that seniors have more to offer than you might realize. I know life goes on and we put one foot in front of the other and inhale and exhale, but for me, this will be an incredible task for a while. Rest in Peace my love. I hope I gave you enough.